Reliability of complete gravitational waveform models for compact binary coalescences

  title={Reliability of complete gravitational waveform models for compact binary coalescences},
  author={Frank Ohme and Mark D. Hannam and Sascha Husa},
  journal={Physical Review D},
Accurate knowledge of the gravitational-wave (GW) signal from inspiraling compact binaries is essential to detect these signatures in the data from GW interferometers. With recent advances in post- Newtonian (PN) theory and numerical relativity (NR) it has become possible to construct inspiral-mergerringdown waveforms by combining both descriptions into one complete hybrid signal. While addressing the reliability of such waveforms in different points of the physical parameter space… Expand

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